EEx Rated Fog Detector

One of the few fog detectors that is EEx rated
300 x 300

The EEx visibility sensor measures atmospheric visibility (meteorological optical range) by determining the amount of light scattered by particles (smoke, dust, haze, fog, rain, & snow) in the air that passes through the sample volume.

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  • Features

    A 42-degree forward scatter angle is used to ensure performance over a wide range of particle sizes. MOR is calculated by the user by converting the received signal strength (extinction coefficient, σ) using Koschmeider’s formula, MOR (Km) = 3/σ. 

    • Up to 8km (5 mile) visibility range
    • F
      orward scatter measurement technique
      ATEX/IECEx Zone 1 hazardous area
    • Flexible output options
    • Compact, lightweight package
    • Simple installation and maintenance
    Performance in all weather conditions was a design prerequisite for the EEx Visibility Sensor. The sensor uses ATEX/IECEx rated EEx housings and offshore marine grade sheathed cables to ensure all-weather, Zone 1, IP66 certified performance.

    A sturdy aluminum frame painted with durable powder-coat paint is used to mount the housings and provide mounting to a customer supplied mounting pipe. Power and signal lines to the EEx Visibility Sensor are protected with surge and EMI filtering to help guarantee uninterrupted service for the life of the sensor.

    Installation of the EEx Visibility Sensor is easy. A mounting flange located on the bottom of the sensor housing mates with a user-supplied 4 inch IPS pipe. Power and signal connections are made through M25 threaded holes using user supplied, Ex approved cable glands and wiring. User wiring is made to DIN rail mounted terminal boards in the Signal Processing Box.

    Calibration of the EEx Visibility Sensor in the field is as simple as attaching a calibration fixture to the back of the sensor and following a procedure that requires less than 20 minutes. Each sensor is supplied with a calibration fixture. Semiannual calibration is recommended.
  • Specifications
    Visibility Range  15m to 8km
    Accuracy  +/-10% RMSE
    Time Constant  60 sec.
    Scatter Angle  42 deg nominal
    Source  880NM LED
    Output Standard  0-10VDC
    Output Options  Various options of analogue, serial and control relays
    DC Input  12 or 24VDC, 10VA Nominal
    Size  1170mm W x 915mm H x 560mm D
    Weight  40kg
    Operating Temperature  -20° C to 60° C
    Protection  IP66 (NEMA 4X)
    Operating Humidity  0-100% 
    Mounting  Nominal 102mm pipe (122mm OD max.)
    Standards  CE, ATEX/IECEx Ex II 2GD EEx d IIb T5/T6

    NOTE: Specifications are subject to change.